Poll: Majority would blame Republicans if Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling

More Americans would blame Republicans in Congress than President Barack Obama if the nation’s debt ceiling is not raised, according to a new national poll. …

Fifty-four percent of those questioned say they would blame the GOP in Congress if the debt ceiling isn’t raised, with 29% saying they’d hold the President more responsible.

Twelve percent say they’d point fingers at both sides. The numbers are little changed from last fall, when Republicans took more of the blame for a partial federal government shutdown sparked by a push to defund the new healthcare law.

According to the poll, Democrats would overwhelmingly blame Republicans in Congress, with independents, by a 49%-30% margin, blaming the GOP in Congress. Republicans, by a 55%-29% margin, say the President would be more responsible.

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